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La Cocina Goya

A Zesty, Spanish-Style Sauce for Spaghetti

Next time your family clamors for pasta, cook up our vibrant, Spanish-style sauce for spaghetti. This zesty meat spaghetti sauce gets a boost of Spanish flavor from GOYA® Stuffed Olives, savory sofrito, chopped ham, and an authentic blend of Spanish herbs and spices.

So if you’re on the hunt for spaghetti ideas, give this tempting olive spaghetti sauce a try. Your family will ask for it, again and again!

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1 tbsp.

GOYA®  Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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ground beef (85% lean)

¼ lb.

country ham, cut into ¼” pieces (about ¾ cup)


2 cans (8 oz. each)

GOYA® Tomato Sauce

½ cup

GOYA® Sofrito

1 tbsp.


½ tsp.

GOYA® Oregano

¼ cup

Manzanilla Olives Stuffed with Minced Pimientos
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½ cup

finely chopped fresh cilantro, divided

1 lb.


Parmesan cheese, to taste

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Step 1

Heat olive oil in 12” skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook, breaking up with wooden spoon, until browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer beef to plate; drain and discard but 1 tbsp. fat from pan; reheat pan over medium heat. Add ham; cook, stirring occasionally, until ham is golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add tomato sauce, Sofrito, garlic, sugar, cumin, oregano, and Sazón to pan; cook until tomato sauce mixture begins to bubble. Stir in reserved beef, olives, ¼ cup cilantro and Adobo. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens and flavors come together, about 8 minutes more. Stir in remaining cilantro.

Step 2

Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package instructions; strain pasta, reserving 1½ cups pasta water. Add spaghetti and reserved pasta water to skillet with sauce over medium-high heat. Using tongs, toss spaghetti with sauce until well combined and sauce coats spaghetti, about 3 minutes. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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